We were in Bulgaria in time for the rose festivals, and the
displays of this flower, for which Bulgaria is world-renowned, were
spectacular… but what I liked even more were the brilliant wild poppies
carpeting the roadside ditches, meadows and hillsides everywhere. These almost
fluorescent flowers are found throughout Europe
at this time of year.
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.